D - Cyclone Language from ATT Research
Mark Evans <Mark_member pathlink.com> writes:
http://www.research.att.com/projects/cyclone/ Another D ripoff! <g> Maybe D can get some ideas here too. -M. "Cyclone is a programming language based on C that is safe, meaning that it rules out programs that have buffer overflows, dangling pointers, format string attacks, and so on. High-level, type-safe languages, such as Java, Scheme, or ML also provide safety, but they don't give the same control over data representations and memory management that C does (witness the fact that the run-time systems for these languages are usually written in C.) Furthermore, porting legacy C code to these languages or interfacing with legacy C libraries is a difficult and error-prone process. The goal of Cyclone is to give programmers the same low-level control and performance of C without sacrificing safety, and to make it easy to port or interface with legacy C code."
Feb 18 2003
"Jeroen van Bemmel" <anonymous somewhere.com> writes:
That's not a language, that's a C compiler frontend! Seriously, inserting pointer checks everytime your C program says "*p = x" and changing it to "p? = x" is not what I would call a highly advanced feature. We could have a long discussion on what is and what is not to be considered a separate language, but for me this one is C with annoyances
Feb 22 2003